1 Opening data in jamovi

Opening a file in jamovi

To open a file in jamovi, click the menu icon and select Open file -> Browse.

Usually, you may want to use data files with “comma-separated values” (.csv or .txt). Other supported file formats are JASP files (.jasp), R files (.RData, .RDS), SAS files (.xpt, .sas7bdat), SPSS files (.sav, .zsav, .por) and Stata files (.dta).

Got data in Excel and don’t know how to get it into jamovi? Continue reading about comma delimited data below to find out.

Comma delimited files

A comma-separated values (csv) file is a text file that uses comma to separate values. The file stores data in plain text, where each line of the file is a record. Despite the name comma-separated, other characters such as semi-colon are sometimes used. See figure 1 below for an example of a .csv-file with semi-colon used.

Comma delimited data
Figure 1: A .csv-file opened in a texteditor.

If you have your data in a spreadsheet program (e.g. Excel), you can create a csv copy of your data by selecting File -> Save as... and choose Comma delimited in the drop-down menu close to the Save as-button. Thereafter, you may open the .csv-file in jamovi.